What I loved about this story is that neither of the guys were particularly alpha and both were very real. Chase is shy and awkward. Matt is wary of putting himself in a position to be hurt again.
It’s a quick read that will leave you wanting more, but even though it’s short there are nicely developed characters and a storyline. Including an ending that I loved. I can’t wait for something longer from this pair! And now, on to the blurb:
Chase Williams is a gorgeous but painfully shy web designer whose long term boyfriend dumped him for being such a “nice” guy. Instead of meeting his buddies at the local bar for a drink he helps his elderly neighbor with a DIY project. When a wobbly step ladder leads to a banged up wrist and a trip to the ER Chase is convinced it’s the worst night ever. Then he meets his handsome nurse.
Matt Owens is the boy next door who loves working in the busy ER. He’s more than ready to clock out from his double shift until he meets his patient in Bed 4. Matt’s bedside manner is charming enough to make Chase consider throwing caution to the wind and going after what he wants for a change. But will Matt’s attraction to Chase be enough to make him to break his rule about never dating patients?
For the rest of the month of August I’m giving away copies of Elements of Rebellion on Smashwords. What do you have to do to get your very own eBook copy for absolutely free? Say hello. Find me on Twitter or Facebook or Goodreads and send me a message saying anything you like. Ask me a question or rant to me about something that’s bothering you; whatever you want. I’ll send you back a coupon code good until the end of the month that will let you download the book in your chosen format for free.
Only seven days left in the month, so get your fingers moving and say hello soon!
PS – An alternative way to get a copy if you’re shy (although I won’t bite, I promise) is to join up with my mailing list over there on the right —> I’ll be posting a code to that list on Wednesday, August 28th.
I found out just before I headed out of town last week that I was invited to attend Viable Paradise 17. VP is a week-long writer’s workshop held in Martha’s Vineyard where I’ll hopefully learn so much about writing that my head will explode. I’ll be workshopping the first two chapters of Forgotten Magic while I’m there so I’ll have to struggle not to change anything during the long couple of months until then. I’ve been working on a scene that I want to add at the end, a sort of post-climax wrap up. Hopefully that will keep me out of trouble for the couple of months until October.
A couple of other random pieces of news:
All of my books are half off over at Smashwords for the month of July. Get Broods of Fenrir for only $1.50 and Elements of Rebellion for $2.00. Just add the books to your cart and use the coupon code SSW50. Offer expires July 31st!
I saw Pacific Rim while on vacation (it’s kind of a tradition of ours to see movies while out of town, don’t ask me why) and while there were quite a few physics/science plotholes, I thought the movie did a great job of creating a male/female working relationship that wasn’t romantic. I’ve had a story brewing for a while that has a platonic relationship between the two main characters and that showed me that it can really work when done right. Sorry, no giant robots in mine… so far! No really, no robots. The story is a sort of western distopian right now, though it’s so early right now it’s hard to say what the final form will take. (more…)
Earth lies in ruins, destroyed by an unknown enemy. Humanity flees their burning homeworld, seeking a safe place to hide before they can be hunted down and eradicated.
Alliance Captain Michael Hane watches helplessly while his wife and unborn child fall victim to the random slaughter of Earth. With time running out, he is burdened by the last bits of humanity to find a way to stop this menace before it wipes the galaxy clean of every last human being.
And now, on to the interview: (more…)
This is a bit of a silly little story that was an exercise for my fiction seminar class last fall. The assignment was to take a story we had written previously in the course and change the point of view and style as much as we could while still maintaining the same storyline. I chose Plague Vector as the subject of my rewrite and decided to write from the point of view of one of the frogs. Terminal Velocity is the result of that exercise and an interesting story in its own right. I actually might revisit this one sometime soon and try to expand on the idea a bit because I like it so much.